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Final Fantasy (game)

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Final Fantasy
ファイナルファンタジー
Final Fantasy box NES.jpg
Box cover of the game's North American release.
Developer(s): Square
Publisher(s): Square (Japan)
Nintendo (North America)
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Category: Role-playing game
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: Final Fantasy II
Copyrights: Square Enix
Pricing
Wii Points

500 (JP/NA)
600 (PAL)

Release dates
N. America:

May 1990

Japan:

December 18, 1987

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Final Fantasy (officially written FINAL FANTASY) is a fantasy turn-based role-playing game developed by Square for the Nintendo Entertainment System and is the first game in the Final Fantasy series. It was released in December 1987 in Japan and May 1990 in North America. Its North American release was localized and published by Nintendo of America.

The game has numerous re-releases, including on the Game Boy Advance as Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls and on non-Japanese versions of the NES Classic Edition.

Story[edit]

There are four Light Warriors, each carrying an Orb, each of which represent a specific element. They start their journey by rescuing Princess Sara of Coneria from the traitorous knight Garland. The Light Warriors eventually defeat the Four Fiends (Lich, Kary, Kraken, and Tiamat), who were draining power from the Orbs, and then the Light Warriors restore the Orbs to their former power. The Light Warriors discover that Garland had created a time loop, so they go 2,000 years into the past to fight him. They fight the Four Fiends again and then kill Garland, who transforms into Chaos. Then the Light Warriors kill him and end the time loop.

Gameplay[edit]

The player has a party of four, and can select their names and classes. There are six classes: Fighter, Black Belt, Red Mage, Thief, White Mage, and Black Mage; these classes have different stats, and can equip different sets of equipment, and some of the classes can use magic. The game takes place on a world map, with towns and dungeons that can be visited.

Battles are turn-based; the player selects commands for each member of the party, and then characters and enemies act in an order determined by their agility stats. An innovation with Final Fantasy is that the player's party can be seen at the right-hand side of the screen and the enemies at the left, rather than the then-standard first-person view where only the enemies could be seen.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

NES Game Pak (2 megabits)

Input / compatible controllers

Nintendo Entertainment System Controller

Other releases[edit]

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
ファイナルファンタジーI・II Family Computer JP: February 27, 1994 A compilation cartridge of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II. Contains many of the graphical changes made to the English version.
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls
Final Fantasy I II.jpg
Game Boy Advance JP: July 29, 2004

NA: November 29, 2004
EU: December 3, 2004

A port of the PlayStation remakes of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II with some added content.
FINAL FANTASY Wii (Virtual Console) JP: May 26, 2009
NA: October 5, 2009
PAL: May 7, 2010
An emulated version of the original game with added Virtual Console emulator features. Modified to reduce flashing effects and, for the Japanese version, to avoid trademark infringement with one of the monsters. In PAL regions, it is an import title that costs extra Wii Points.
ファイナルファンタジー Wii U (Virtual Console) JP: November 13, 2013[1] An emulated version of the original game with added Virtual Console emulator features. Japan only. Modified to reduce flashing effects and to avoid trademark infringement with one of the monsters.
ファイナルファンタジー Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) JP: December 18, 2013[2] An emulated version of the original game with added Virtual Console emulator features. Japan only. Modified to reduce flashing effects and to avoid trademark infringement with one of the monsters.
FINAL FANTASY Nintendo 3DS JP: January 21, 2015[3] A port of the PlayStation Portable remake with dual-screen functionality and added 3D effects.
FINAL FANTASY®
NES Classic Edition NA box.png
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition NA/EU: November 11, 2016
AUS: November 10, 2016
An emulated version of Final Fantasy is included as one of the games pre-loaded onto the system. Modified to reduce flashing effects.


References[edit]

Final Fantasy series logo
Main Games
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